Solar powered Mars Explorer Kit

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While this is not the Luna City nor the jetpack I’ve been asking Santa to deliver this Christmas, the Solar powered Mars explorer kit gives the illusion of being involved with space travel while actually teaching about how to make the planet we’ve got work a bit better (since it involves installing a solar panel on top). Given it has over 100 small pieces, Christmas morning amid the debris of (hopefully recycled or otherwise repurposed) wrapping paper may not be the best place to assemble it, but a couple of cups of coffee (with) later you should be up for some quality eco-time (unless you choose to sneak it off to your office and use it to deliver surreptitious notes about your boss’s need to control his own gas emissions). A very reasonable £29. [GT]

Solar powered Mars explorer kit

Gabrielle Taylor